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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want For Christmas

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm and this week’s one was too good to pass up on! I keep meaning to do them, but I keep forgetting. Shame one me, because I missed out on some great topics!

So, what books would I like for Christmas (but I will probably end up buying myself in the New Year)?

Macfarlane, Robert - The Lost Words1. The Lost Words (Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris)

I have seen this a few times and it is such a gorgeously illustrated book. I love the natural world and there is no way that my daughter does not know those words lke the synopsis suggests. She loves dandelions and acorns and otters. 🙂 Still I want this book so much!

 

2. Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain (Lucy Jones)

Jones, Lucy - Foxes UnearthedWhen I used to live near Wimbledon I used to go for early morning walks to photograph the local fox population in my neighbouring nature park. I fell in love with them. They are such wonderful creatures. And yet, when we were guests at a friend’s farm a few years ago they were organising a fox hunt (yes, the one on horses with a pack of hounds). Farmers really do not like foxes. Always depicted as being sly and shrewd, yet the foxes I have known have all been curious beautiful animals. Anyway, reason enough to really want to read this book!

White, Elle Katherine - Heartstone

3. Heartstone (Elle Katherine White)

A historical fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice? Yes please! I saw this on a Booktube channel somewhere and just knew I had to have it. I am sure I will be ordering this one soon!

 

Jae-Jones, S - Wintersong4. Wintersong (S Jae-Jones)

I have seen a few really positive reviews of this book recently, and combined with the gorgeous cover and beautiful title, it is enough to make me want to read it. I do have to say that every time I hear the Goblin King mentioned I cannot help but think of David Bowie in Labyrinth, that mental 1980s fantasy movie.

 

Brooke-Hitching, Edward - The Phantom Atlas

5. The Phantom Atlas (Edward Brooke-Hitching)

Subtitled ‘The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps’, I love the sound of this book. I love maps and the idea of mapmaking in the ‘olden days’ is quite fascinating to me. So I want to see those maps with weird made-up things on them! It’s the sort of book that I love to fill my book shelves with. Would make a fantastic gift as well.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want For Christmas

  1. The cover for Foxed Unearthed is amazing! I’m slightly obsessed with foxes so… I may need to look into that one!
    So sorry it took me so long to add you to the participants list. This Christmas is just so chaotic. Thanks so much for joining me! Hope to see you again in 2018! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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